Cosplay rom-com manga Sono Bisque Doll Wa Koi Wa Suru (Published in English as My Dress-Up Darling, TL: The Dress-Up Doll That Fell In Love) is getting an anime adaptation, following the sales success of the book.
Manga author Shunichi Fukuda announced the Sono Bisque Doll anime via their Twitter, however no release date had been announced. A studio has also not been attached to the project yet, so the project is likely still very early in development.
— 福田晋一 (@fukudashin1) April 16, 2021
According to publisher Young Gangan, the decision was made following the manga’s surpassing 200 million sales. A copy of the announcement will also be in the upcoming volume of Young Gangan, which is out later this week and features another chapter of the popular manga.
Sono Bisque Doll follows the adventures of Gojo, a shy boy who likes painting Hina Dolls. One day, he gets approached by the popular and beautiful Marin, to help her make costumes so she can become a cosplayer. While the story does have a romantic subplot between the two it largely focuses on themes of self-acceptance, as Gojo learns to accept that Marin and the other cosplayers they meet are all just people passionate about their hobbies, just like him.
The series has the unique distinction of having an official cosplayer, where model Iori Moe was photographed in outfits from the manga. It also received merchandise made by Square Enix, such as clear folders.